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Our Global Community

HEAA members at Dean Lambert's Retirement Party
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2 male members of HEAA standing together at event

The Harvard Extension Alumni Association has more than 40,000 members residing in over 100 countries, making it a global community that lets graduates and certificate holders stay connected and engaged indefinitely. Its mission is to foster personal and professional connections among alumni and establish a lifelong relationship between the school and its graduates.

HEAA Alumni Awards

Connecting Alumni Around the World

More than 29,000 alumni in the United States and over 3,000 international alumni

Membership Levels

AffiliationHarvard Extension Alumni AssociationHarvard Alumni Association
Degree Program Graduate (ALB, ALM, plus CSS, CAD, etc.)Alumni MemberAlumni Member
Certificate/Microcertificate HolderAssociate MemberNot Eligible
Alumni Membership
(Degree Program Graduate)
Associate Membership
(Certificate Earners)
When you graduate from a degree program at Harvard Extension School, you automatically become an Alumni Member of the HEAA. You also become a member of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA), extending your benefits to the greater university community.
Alumni Members can:
When you earn a certificate at Harvard Extension School, you automatically become an Associate Member of the HEAA with no dues required. You are not eligible for membership in the Harvard Alumni Association.
Associate Members can:
  • Attend social and networking events
  • Access Harvard Clubs, career services, Harvard recreation facilities, and more. Learn more on the resources page
  • Vote for and/or hold office on the board of directors
  • Join a committee to plan events
  • Join regional alumni chapters
  • Mentor Harvard Extension School students locally or remotely
Your membership to the HEAA and HAA is free for life and no membership dues are required. Four to six weeks after graduation, you can create your profile on the Harvard University Alumni Directory and stay in touch with your Harvard community.
  • Attend HEAA social and networking events
  • Access monthly call-in career advising and webinars at the Career and Academic Resource Center. Learn more on the resources page.
For questions about eligibility, contact the Office of Advancement at